Medellin vs Mexico City

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 2,427,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - April, December March - May, October, November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1418 $1904
Rent $802 $793
Groceries $95 $287
Dining out $143 $186
Cafe $20 $50
Coworking space $105 $162
Mobile internet $17 $25
Public transportation $23 $11
Taxis $15 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $8 $83
Museums and sights $9 $20
Nightlife $80 $65
Gym $17 $70
Yoga $59 $67
Massage $22 $52
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow